I have reached the stage of my life
When everything is wearing out,
Needing repair or replacement.
I am certain I wouldn’t have tripped
And broken my wrists
On separate occasions
Had my knees been ‘fixed’ at the start.
“…when the time comes,” said the Orthopod
(an unforgettable date).
Now, after two painful reminders,
I accept ‘the time has come’
For me to do what must be done.